Close by the colonial township of Thika is beautiful countryside dotted with traditional farmsteads , houses and rural community predominantly those members of the Kikuyu tribe . Strolling through this area was a real treat and had an authentic feel as we were invited to look at Joe’s farmstead which houses goats pigs, chickens and rabbits with some space dedicated for crops . A variety of truly wild animals live throughout this region including some large snake, a variety of birds, hippos and hyenas. The farmstead is enclosed and over a number of levels , we enjoyed roast plantain , got meat . There is something in eating with your hands and out of doors that seems to make some foods taste better . We were given a guided tour of the farm and area and heard stories of leopard and wild animals along with organic farming methods such as bio gas systems and fodder and fertilizer production. The Kikuyu being pastorals are particularly good at farming and its said give an experienced Kikuyu a Jembe (A Kenyan hoe), piece of land they can grow anything . If this is an experience you would like come and join us for a Hidden Kenyan adventure.
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FaunaBuzzards Woodpecker Osprey Oyster Catchers Wild Goats Cormorant Hedgehog Swans Crow Oyster Catcher Dipper Swan Merganser Canadian Goose Herring Gull Common Tern Deer Edible crab Canadian Geese Robin Dragon Fly Gulls Buzzard jelly fish Oyster Chatcher Black Guillemot kingfisher Heron Racoon dog Seal Kittiwake Mallard Star fish Hooded Crow Oystercatcher dolphin Gannet Jackdaw Porpoise Damsel Fly Merganser Ducks Raven Little Grebe Red Fox Wagtail
FloraHarebell Sphagnum moss Bull rush Horse's Hoof Fungus Copice Honeysuckle Horseshoe Fungi Kelp Atlantic Oak Silver Birch Horse's Hoof Fungi Sycamore Mountain soft rush Elder Birch Birch Bark Star Moss Nettles Rhododendron Australian Magnolia Scotts Pine Trees Marsh Willow Blaeberries Alder Western Atlantic Oak Old Man's Bear Lichen Crack willow frosted Trees Bog Myrtle Beach Common sorrel Oak Scotts Pine tree Scotts Pine Forestry Plantations Pine Ewe Wood sorrel cotton grass Myrtle Rowan Hawthorn Blaeberry Lilly pads Atlantic Oak and Australian Magnolia
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